Labs: prints the size & ratio of D-70 Image

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Mike Christie, Sep 10, 2007.

  1. Does anyone know of a lab that makes prints the size and aspect ratio
    of the image from the D70, and not just the standard film camera
    ratios, such as 5 x 7, 8 x 10, 16 x 20, etc.?

    If I look at my image in Photoshop as a .psd, it shows 12.53 in x 8.33
    in. I'd like to get a print larger that what my letter-sized inkjet
    will do. If I have a standard lab (Shutterfly, etc.) do it, I have to
    do 10 x 8 or 20 x 16. That means more cropping on the width than I
    really want to do. What I'd really like to do is have the image
    printed as 25 x 16.6. Are there any labs that will do that?

    Thanks,

    Mike

    Mike Christie
    mike [at] csquared [dot] com
     
    Mike Christie, Sep 10, 2007
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  2. Mike Christie

    Richard H. Guest

    Mike,

    What you're asking for is 2:3 ratio: 4x6, 8x12, 12x18, 20x30. You'll
    find these need to be matted and fit into larger frames, as 2:3 frames
    aren't too popular above 4x6 size.

    http://www.costcophotocenter.com offers the formats listed above. No
    membership required for mailed orders.

    Some labs will let you select not to auto-crop the photo. In that case,
    you end up with a white border on two edges, depending on the print size.

    An alternative is a 2-step process in PS to format the image file for a
    specific print size:
    1) Image | Resize | Image, keep the ratios locked, set the PPI to 300,
    and set the dimensions so it matches the print size in one dimension,
    and doesn't exceed the print size in the other dimension (e.g., 6.33x10
    for an 8x10 print)
    2) Image | Resize | Canvas, and change the canvas size to the intended
    print size (e.g., 8x10). You can select the color of the border, and
    whether you want the image centered or flush. Send this file
    (specifically formatted for 8x10) to the print shop.
     
    Richard H., Sep 10, 2007
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